Number 8 Turquoise Cabochon
Wonderful slightly greenish-blue stabilized turquoise with a warm tan brown matrix. Flat back made with thin layer of J-B Weld steel epoxy for added stability; beveled-edge for ease of setting. You will receive the exact gemstones shown in the pictures.
Weight: 10.90 carats
Length: 22.84 mm
Width: 14.83 mm
Height: 5.62 mm
Trade Name(s): #8 Turquoise, Number 8 Turquoise, No. 8 Turquoise
Origin: Carlin, Nevada, USA
Enhancement(s): (I) Impregnation (stabilized), ASBL (backed)
American Gem Trade Association Gemstone Enhancement Codes
Enhancement: Any treatment process other than cutting and polishing that improves the appearance (color/clarity/phenomena), durability, or availability of a gemstone.
The impregnation of a porous gemstone with a colorless agent (usually plastic) to improve durability and appearance.
Products made of multiple layers or combinations of manufactured and/or natural material fused, bonded or otherwise joined together to
increase stability and/or imitate the appearance of a natural gemstone, create a unique design or generate unusual color combinations.
NOTE: “ASBL” coded stones require special care! Avoid household chemicals, cosmetics, abrasives, and sudden shocks.
I used a thin layer of J-B Weld steel epoxy bonded to the back of the stone for added stability.